still, her win was one of the least criticized ones, not at a level of Shandi, but the overwhelming majority of people think she deserved to win.
(NT) -- Hawt Plus Seksi, 08/27/17 Sun For Universe.
(NT) -- My thoughts, 08/27/17 Sun Venezuela's 2008 win was deserved, but 2009 will always be questionable. (NT) -- Seminole Nation, 08/27/17 Sun Oxana emerged as the clear winner in 2002 but this was only after every single stunner got eliminated at the top 10.
my other favorites include: Shawn, Barbara, Lorraine and Odette,,,, oh thats right, she got screwed royally that night.... What's ironic is that the swimsuits show too much in a few obvious places, but then there are those weird knots and hanging ribbons (plus the sash) which completely cover and distract from the torso, so you can't even see who's fit and who's not. The organizers clearly wanted to cause controversy. The girls at the actual Miss Venezuela pageant would never wear something like this.
(NT) -- Buckeye, 11/08/17 Wed I do not recall any of pageants in the 80s as I was still very young then. TACKY., 08/24/17 Thu Because it's inappropriate on the stage. I find that pageant cool because it does not miss a year, you always have it on.
Oxana Fedorova comes to win, this gurl was topping all the polls and she was in a tough year with Vanessa Mendoza and Ruth Ocumarez.
The was a Miss Universe that was the best received on message boards... And it is understandable Lara Dutta was liked BUT while popular, people were not crazy about her facial beauty.
Wendy Fitzwilliam, Brooke Lee wew quite divisive....
over the years, they seem to register as great winners, but in the 1990s, people were complaining that they simply did not have the facial beauty nor the pizzazz to win. Brooke and Wendy simply did not look like top notch models at the time they were crowned, they benefited from an era of transition when the MU org.
So, to choose just one favorite is very diffucult for me. I remember her winning and her farewell, and I couldn't believe someone that beautiful could exist. Plastic surgeries everywhere, so much fabricated beauty...
The 80s pageants were so beautiful and magical to watch. and the gowns, swimsuits, oh gosh, just horrible and tacky!
(NT) -- Vegas, 08/27/17 Sun I thought that was a very strong year. Actually, Oxana was probably my least favorite of the Top 10 and I just couldn't get with the bedsheet gown, but I know many people consider her one of the most beautiful Miss Universes of all time, so she probably does belong among the most agreed-upon winners.
-- Old timer, 08/27/17 Sun JHAWK was not the clear winner prior to Universe, even on finals night.
did not know exactly what they were looking for,e xcept for diversity. I remember her appearing on Regis shortly after winning and she walked out and they had one of the Baldwin brothers as a co-host. Her deep voice, and complete command of the english language. (NT) -- pageant pearl, 08/27/17 Sun Wendy is pretty much like Sushmita.